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Soyuz T-10
Mission statistics
Mission name Soyuz T-10
Crew size 3
Call sign Mayak (Beacon)
Launch date February 8, 1984
12:07:26 UTC
Baikonur LC31
Landing April 11, 1984
10:48:48 UTC
160 km E of Dzhezkazgan
(145 km SE of Dzhezkazgan?)
Mission duration 62d/22:41:22
Number of orbits 3748
Related missions
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Soyuz T-10-1 Soyuz-t-11.gifSoyuz T-11

Fifth expedition to Salyut 7 entering darkened station because of loss of Salyut 10-1. Visited by 6th and 7th expeditions.



Number in parentheses indicates number of spaceflights by each individual prior to and including this mission. Launched:



Backup crew

Mission parameters

  • Mass: 6850 kg
  • Perigee: 199 km
  • Apogee: 219 km
  • Inclination: 51.6°
  • Period: 88.7 minutes

Mission highlights

The Soyuz T-10 capsule at Nehru Planetarium, New Delhi, India.

Fifth expedition to Salyut 7. Visited by 6th and 7th expeditions.

The three-person Mayak crew entered the darkened Salyut 7 station carrying flashlights. The cosmonauts commented on the burnt-metal odor of the drogue docking unit. By February 17, Salyut 7 was fully reactivated, and the cosmonauts had settled into a routine. Physician Oleg Atkov did household chores and monitored his own health and that of his colleagues, who conducted experiments.

During the previous year a fuel line on the station had ruptured. Kizim and Solovyov carried out three EVAs to try to fix the problem during the mission.

First Indian in space

With this mission, Rakesh Sharma was the first Indian in space. The original Soyuz T-10 capsule is displayed at Nehru Planetarium, New Delhi, India. His conversation with Prime Minister Indira Gandhi can be heard at the display as well.


A drawing of the docking of Soyuz T-10 was used as a background for the Spectrum Holobyte version of Tetris.

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